Yolanda Ma

Co-Founder, Data Journalism China

(Retired) Data journalism evangelist introduced data journalism to China, now exploring the intersection between data journalism, technology revolution and impact investment.

Yolanda Ma

Author Biography

Yolanda Jinxin Ma is the co-founder and editor of Data Journalism China, an initiative that have successfully nurtured the first generation of data journalism practitioners in China, which has been closed with its mission completed. She has also led the first Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) of data journalism fundamentals that was tailored for audience in Asia, which attracted more than 4000 participants. She has trained hundreds of professional journalists in China on data journalism since 2012.

Previously, Yolanda worked for Thomson Reuters on an award-winning data visualization project. Before that she was the first Social Media Editor at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. From 2016-2017, Yolanda was a Global Governance Futures Fellow, with a focus on Data Governance. Currently Yolanda is based in Bangkok, working for the United Nations Development Programme's regional office on impact investment and innovative finance.

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